Who is responsible for the maintenance/health/healing of your earthsuit? And your soul?
It certainly couldn’t be Lord Jesus; you would be in much better shape if He were.
Must we wait till heaven to learn our bodies and souls are our ministry? That God has provided all that is necessary to keep the bodies He gave us under subjection?
So what’s the problem? Nobody has perfect health.
None have perfect health because none are perfect. And none should come under condemnation when illness scores. Every one of us could count at least five malfunctions in our body.
However, increase of health should come readily and naturally to Kingdom kids.
Increase may never come unless we acknowledge the obvious…. something is seriously wrong in the church of Jesus Christ. When christians die young, when the aged are infirmed, when healings are scarce, when signs and wonders don’t follow, surely…. surely!…. we must conclude somethin’ ain’t right.
Right won’t come until wrong is identified and forsaken. Evangelicals must be sufficiently courageous to examine the evangelical tree.
Lord Jesus identified the problem: “Because of your unbelief.”
Though unbelief envelopes us like polluted atmosphere, though unbelief has thoroughly penetrated the church, we can’t see it. Though unbelief spills out of most christians as they speak the overflow of their hearts, we can’t hear it.
Unbelief is so here and so there and so everywhere. It permeates christianity. Unbelief dribbles from pulpit-guys and writer-guys. Believers dumbing down on television and internet are bingeing on unbelief. Yes, typical evangelical definitely has faith, but it’s often out-muscled by his unbelief.
1J5:21: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”
Idols, the real enemy and cause of most problems….
Idols always necessitate compromise. Compromise always weakens relationship with Lord Jesus. Lukewarmness always results in unbelief.